John Lennon / Complete Home Demo Recordings 1975-1980 Vol 2 / 5CD Slipcase

John Lennon / Complete Home Demo Recordings 1975-1980 Vol 2 / 5CD Slipcase / Misterclaudel

Translated Text:
John Lennon Househusband Years. New Jersey, Cannon Hill April 1980.


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Latest work of M Claudel will be the John Lennon of the House Husband phase and title of volume 2, which completely covers the includes first appearance sound a demo that was recorded from 1975 to 1980 called. John, to be called the love from the parent as a child was not received in I’m a light had become a burden of a very big heart. And for Julian of pains bestowed son, just Beatles popularity hit a time that has become global, it was not raised by enough Kama~tsu. It would be the reflection, from birth is Sean between the Yoko in 1975, to stop any of the music activities, will be in the middle of retired state in order to concentrate on raising children. That the period of five years from 1975 in 1980, speaking from the time of the musicians of the cycle, the fact that the five-year period does not release the album is a long period of time it is not even been thought to have retired from the public way.

A posthumous work in 1980 the end of the year “double Fantasy” will be released. It has received a number of interviews as the promotion, but one of them, there was a reporter who asked to be or not the death, such as composer to five years of silence. John in answer to the question “If you are allowed to remain were subjected to guitar wall, it was not touched at all,” says the. Of course, this is an embarrassment and a joke in the fact that after a long time of the album, you can create a number of songs in fact, has been known that you were recording a demo. It becomes aside, the “double fantasy” is great, those condensed the accumulation of the past five years, it does not further squeezed become other to because selection has been music group to the real album of half the number of songs.

When you produce a movie “Imagine” in 1988, Andrew Salt of the director as “the 20th century of the person or not than not a person the image is remaining about this”, has marveled the abundance of the material beneath, I will Such seems John had done consciously that leave the record. Underground sound source that was left of John climbed in the very large number, because there is no systematic and summarized document, the whole of understanding is a difficult situation. Piecemeal in the late ’80s radio program that called the topic in “THE LOST LENNON TAPES” or first appearance sound source has not been recorded, also, such as a new sound source, even in recent years come out, it was really chaotic situation It has become. M Claudel, in order summarized John of the sound source in a systematic manner, the session series for each album, and live recordings have been completed. Studio sessions, followed by live, next is the demo collection. It also recorded a demo of the House Husband era of 1975 to 1980 in a systematic manner.

In carrying to record a demo of John of househusband era, which was not only known to fragmented until now, those famous, and etc. In carrying continue to build in the first appearance sound source, it can be seen that to spend really CD10 sheets minute , need to be recorded huge amount of 80 hours in the time was found. Therefore, it was decided to release as a series divided the demo of this househusband era to five at a time two sets. Even though the demo, or wanted while playing the guitar, or was the piano, it is rich in variety as or use the rhythm machine, it will not get bored those who listen. Also, by listening to the sound of the early stages of making song called demo, and we know very well the process of until the song is completed. For example the famous “Starting Over” was originally Song Title called “Do not Be Crazy”, and that the lyrics had been significantly different, even originally rebuild the song was created as another song such that it was combined into one songs, we are able to perceive from this demo collection.

And here but it is the most important, on the characteristics of the demo, the instrument be of a minimum, only the main is that John’s vocals. John of the great rock ‘n’ roll voice is, you can be fluent in much of whether even this. John would have obtained enough first-class alone song even without a composer, I have that voice heard in vivid ear. If this is the people that are attracted to John, you’ll able to understand that the most attractive of John is in the “that voice”. That vocal to touch the heartstrings of those of mind to listen, but can not be adequately expressed in words, what not being transmitted to sufficient only say “that voice”. John Lennon as a vocalist in a simple performance because, that more fully can enjoy is, you may say that the biggest attraction of the demo.

This work mean that Vol.2, I have recorded a demo of until shortly before death from April 1980. Who is neither than to listen, also There is only demo of the era that does not assume the release, the official still and it features the music that remain unpublished often. This time per the time just before the album release, the process of build up the carefully song has been recorded Katsuaki. Disk 5 from studio outtakes of the two sides of the same coin called Double Fantasy and Milk and Honey album, has been further recorded such as the new sound source. In particular was subjected to sessions with Cheap Trick “I’m Losing You” is a tremendous of word. Please refer to the track list other details.

Latest work of M Claudel, the culmination including the first appearance sound source the demo recording sound of 1980 House Husband period. It will be John’s demo for the first time systematically and recording the title. Permanent Athletic press platen of the beautiful picture disc specification. With Japanese band.



1988年に映画『イマジン』を制作する際に、監督のアンドリューソルトは「20世紀の人物でこれほど映像が残っている人物はいないのではないか」と、その素材の多さを驚嘆していましたが、かようにジョンは記録に残すことを意識的に行なっていたと思われます。ジョンの残したアンダーグラウンドな音源はまさに膨大な数にのぼり、体系的にまとめた資料がないため、その全体の把握は困難な状況です。80年代後半に話題を呼んだラジオ・プログラム『THE LOST LENNON TAPES』でも断片的に初登場音源が収録されていたり、また近年になっても新たな音源が出てくるといった、実に混沌とした状況になっています。Mクローデルは、ジョンの音源を体系的にまとめるべく、アルバムごとのセッション・シリーズ、そしてライヴ音源が完結しています。スタジオ・セッション、ライヴに続いて、次はデモ音源集です。それも1975年から1980年までのハウスハズバンド時代のデモ音源を体系的に収録しています。

ジョンの主夫時代のデモ音源を収録するにあたって、今まで断片的にしか知られていなかったもの、有名なもの、そして初登場音源などで構築していくにあたって、実にCD10枚分を費やすことがわかり、時間にして80時間分という膨大な量を収録する必要が判明しました。そこで、この主夫時代のデモ音源を5枚づつ2セットにわけてシリーズとしてリリースすることになりました。デモといっても、ギターを弾きながらだったり、ピアノだったり、リズムマシーンを使ったりとバラエティに富んでおり、聴く者を飽きさせません。またデモ音源という曲作りの初期段階の音源を聴くことにより、曲が完成するまでの過程が非常によくわかるのです。例えば有名な「スターティング・オーヴァー」が当初「Don’t Be Crazy」という曲名だったこと、そして歌詞が大幅に異なっていたこと、さらに元々は別の曲として作られた曲を再構築して1曲にまとめたことなどが、このデモ音源集からうかがい知ることができるのです。


本作はVol.2ということで、1980年4月から死の直前までのデモ音源を収録しています。誰に聴かせるのでもなく、またリリースを前提としていない時代のデモ音源だけあって、今でも公式には未発表のままになっている楽曲が多いのが特長です。この時期はアルバム・リリースの直前の時期に当たり、丹念に曲を作り上げていく過程が克明に記録されています。ディスク5はダブル・ファンタジーとミルクアンドハニーという表裏一体のアルバムのスタジオ・アウトテイクから、さらに新音源などを収録しています。特にチープトリックと一緒にセッションを行なった「I’m Losing You」は凄まじいのひとことです。その他詳細はトラックリストをご参照ください。


New Jersey, Cannon Hill April 1980

01. “Welcome to Cold Spring Harbor”
02. Dear Yoko (Take 1)
03. Dear Yoko (Take 2)
04. Dialogue at Cannon Hill

Bermuda Tapes, June 1980
05. Dear Yoko (Take 1 partial)
06. Dear Yoko (Take 2)
07. Dear Yoko (Take 3)
08. Borrowed Time #1
09. I’m Stepping Out #1 (Take 1)
10. I’m Stepping Out #2 (Take 2)
11. I’m Stepping Out #3 (Take 3)
12. I’m Stepping Out #4 (Double tracked guitar + vocals)
13. Beautiful Boy (Acoustic Take 1)
14. Beautiful Boy (Acoustic Take 2)
15. Beautiful Boy (Acoustic Take 2 with overdubs)
16. Borrowed Time #2
17. Borrowed Time #3 (Double tracked guitar + vocals)
18. Dear Yoko (With overdubs)
19. I Don’t Wanna Face It #3 (With overdubs)
20. Girls And Boys (Take 6 with overdubs)
21. Watching The Wheels
22. Serve Yourself #7

01. Memories – Howling At The Moon
02. Everybody

Bermuda Tapes, July 1980
03. I’m Losing You #1 (single vocal)
04. I’m Losing You #2 (guitar overdub, double vocal)
05. I’m Losing You #3 (Second version Take 1)
06. I’m Losing You #4 (overdubs Take 2)
07. I Don’t Wanna Face It #4 (Single track)
08. I Don’t Wanna Face It #5 (Double track Take 1)
09. I Don’t Wanna Face It #4 (Double track Take 2)
10. I’m Stepping Out #5 (Single track)
11. I’m Stepping Out #6 (Double track- complete)
12. I’m Stepping Out #7 (Triple track overdub Take 1)

13. Blues Instrumental (unknown date)
14. Say It Again (unknown date)
15. The Happy Rishikesh Song
16. Something Is Wrong – The Happy Rishikesh Song
17. Grow Old With Me #1
18. Grow Old With Me #2

19. Solitude
20. Mr. Hyde’s Gone
21. Real Love (Take 1)
22. Real Love (Take 3 breakdown – Take 4)

01. Real Love (Take 5)
02. Real Love (Overdubs on Take 5)
03. Grow Old With Me #3 (Take 1)
04. Grow Old With Me #4 (Take 2)
05. Grow Old With Me #5 (Take 3)
06. Grow Old With Me #6 (Take 4)
07. Grow Old With Me #7 (Overdubs on Take 4)

08. Woman #1 (Take 1)
09. Woman #2 (Take 3 with double track overdub on Take 2)
10. Woman #3 (New Take 1)
11. Woman #4 (Take 10 overdub on New Take 1)
12. Woman #5 (Another New Take 1)
13. Woman #6 (Take 7 as “Take 9”)
14. Woman #7 (Overdub on Take 7)
15. Woman #8 (New Take 1)
16. Woman #9 (Overdubs #1)
17. Woman #10 (Overdubs #2)
18. Nobody Told Me #1 (Basic track Take 2)
19. Nobody Told Me #2 (Overdub Take 1 on Basic track Take 2)
20. Nobody Told Me #3 (Overdub Take 2 on Basic track Take 2)
21. Nobody Told Me #4 (Overdub Take 3 on Basic track Take 2)
22. The Worst Is Over Now (Take 1)
23. The Worst Is Over Now (Take 2)

Mid/Late 1980, Dakota demo

01. (Forgive Me) My Little Flower Princess (Take 3)

Piano Demos
02. Help Me To Help Myself (Take 2 ?breakdown)
03. Help Me To Help Myself (Take 3)
04. Help Me To Help Myself (Take 4) /I Don’t Wanna Sleep Alone
05. My Life #5 (Take 1) ((Just Like) Starting Over)
06. My Life #6 (Take 2)
07. My Life #7 (Take 4)
08. My Life #8 (Take 5)
09. Serve Yourself #8 (Take 1)
10. Serve Yourself #9 (Take 2)
11. Cleanup Time (Take 1)
12. Cleanup Time (Takes 2&3)

13. Cleanup Time (Take 4)
14. Cleanup Time (Take 5)

Guitar/Drum Machine Demos
15. (Just Like) Starting Over (Take 1)
16. (Just Like) Starting Over (Take 2)
17. (Just Like) Starting Over (Take 3)

Guitar Demos
18. Gone From This Place (Take 1)
19. Gone From This Place (Take 3 ?fragment)
20. Gone From This Place (Take 4)
21. Dear John
22. You Saved My Soul (Take 1)
23. You Saved My Soul (Take 2)
23. Serve Yourself #10

Double Fantasy Sessions

01. Only The Lonely
– Crying
– (Just Like) Starting Over
– Gone From This Place
(longer and upgraded acoustic rehearsal)
02. Studio Rehearsal (longer and upgrade)
03. Rough Mix #5


Overdub Session with Cheap Trick
04. Take 1
05. Take 2
06. Take 3
07. Take 4
08. Take 5
09. Take 6
10. Take 7

11. Studio Rehearsal /I Am The Walrus (complete sequence)
12. Take 8 Rough Mix #3

13. Rough Mix #2 (longer and upgrade)
14. Rough Mix #4

Milk And Honey Sessions
15. Rehearsal #6
16.Take 1 (complete and upgrade)
17.Take 2 (complete and upgrade)

18. Rough Mix #1 (upgrade)

19. Alternate Take #1 (complete and upgrade)
20. Alternate Take #3

21. Take 3 (breakdown)
22. Take 4
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